We all need a little inspiration from time to time. There will be times in your blogging journey when you will feel depleted, uninspired, and desperate to gain back that feeling you first had when you started your blog.
Well, you don't need to worry. In this post, I've compiled a list of 30 most powerful and inspirational growth-mindset quotes for bloggers.
Let's do this -
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right - Source
This quote makes perfect sense, we can naturally stop ourselves from reaching a point in our blogging journey because we might fear of the unknown.
It doesn't matter how slowly you go, so long as you DO NOT stop! - Source
I can totally relate to this one. The number of times I've felt that I was making no progress, well, I actually was making progress, but very, very slowly. The one thing I never let myself do is to stop.
Sometimes, you don't realize that you're actually making progress, until you look back at the bigger picture, to see how far you've come and how much you've learned over time.
If you ever feel like this, remember that as long as you are making progress with your blog, I don't care how big or little, as long as you're moving forwards then that is all that matters.
It doesn't get easier, you get better!
Recently, I actually told myself this, wow, how things are a lot easier now compared to five years ago, whether it's writing a blog post, or promoting a piece of content, doing videos, building websites, whatever. But the truth is that it hasn't gotten easier for me, I've just gotten better at doing those things.
This will most definitely come for you too, just as long as you keep grinding, learning, practicing, adapting, evolving, and so on.
Don't be afraid to be different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else - Source
Now this one really hits hard for me. I remember at school my art teacher saying to me "Why can't you just be like everyone else here?"
I was never able to be the same as everyone else, I always thought differently if not always logically, I almost always disagreed with most stereotypical thinking, I hated conventionalism. I hated, even more, conforming to rules, and regulations, which is probably why I never enjoyed school, at all.
As a blogger, freelance web designer, and solopreneur nothing has changed for me. You see, it's OK to be different, some people might call you out as the 'weird' or 'odd' one, but I would look at that as a massive, massive compliment.
Be the kind of leader you would want to follow - Source
This makes absolute perfect sense, don't you think?
Having this kind of growth mindset will enable you to become a smart, helpful, resourceful, and empathetic, blogger. And that will go a long way in helping you build a loyal following.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? - Source
Blogging is not a race, it's not about how fast you can reach a point where you can say you're successful. It's not about rushing to finish that epic blog post you've been working on for days. It's not about growing your tribe quickly so that you can start promoting your affiliate products or services. And, it's not about how fast you can grow your traffic.
All of these things take time, and if you do not do it right, to begin with, you will have little time or even motivation to do it over later. Moreover, doing things over because you messed up, in the beginning, is not a great strategy.
Whatever you're working on right now, take time to do it right so that you don't have to go back to it later to fix your mistakes.
All things are difficult, before they are easy.Thomas Fuller
How true this is, and this doesn't just apply to 'blogging' and 'online business', it applies to almost everything we face in life.
As a blogger starting out, at first, everything may seem difficult and challenging. But with time, practice, and patience it becomes easier. Or rather, as the second quote I shared above, YOU get better!
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere...Frank A Clark
Not in all cases, but I think this quote hits home hard because it highlights the reality of striving towards something much greater than yourself.
That reality is - No road to success is ever easy. It's filled with twists and turns, unexpected obstacles, hills, mountains, and canyons.
In blogging and online business, the road to success can also be abstract too, it's our job to navigate our blogs, ourselves through those obstacles to reach where we want to be.
I've made countless mistakes over the years by taking the wrong path, and even as you get better at blogging, you still find yourself making silly mistakes now and then. It's natural, you have to make mistakes to improve. You have to go through obstacles to get to the other side.
You don't need to be a philosopher to understand any of this stuff, you just need to be smart to know that the path to blogging success will never be easy.
Mistakes are proof that you are trying...Source
This is a great follow up to the last quote.
Unfortunately, many bloggers quit after they hit a series of bumps in the road. Their motivation runs dry and they feel it's just not worth any more of their time and effort.
As I said earlier, I've made countless mistakes, and making mistakes is healthy. Not only can you learn from your mistakes, obviously, but it's proof that you are trying and not just giving up.
Try not to become a man/woman of success, but rather try to become a man/woman of value.Albert Einstein
That quote has to be my all-time favorite quote, and it was a quote that I first heard way back in 2010 when I started on my blogging journey.
How does this quote apply to blogging?
Well, as a blog writer, your aim shouldn't just be to seek success with your blog, your aim should be to strive to become the blogger that provides incredible value to others, that being your readers.
Never be afraid to try something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.Source
I want to finish off this post with this super powerful quote.
For a time, I got comfortable with blogging. Just writing posts, promoting those posts, responding to a few comments, and never really trying anything new.
The same can be said about how I invested in my blogging business in the past. There was a time when I didn't invest in any new tools or time learning something new.
This was one of the mistakes I made and thankfully I came around to my senses and realized that by not trying out new things, I would struggle to make blogging an enjoyable and rewarding venture in the long term.
For me, stepping out of my comfort zone and trying out new things was important. For example, I was once afraid of doing videos. I hated the way I looked and sound in front of the camera. Now I can't stop getting in front of the camera. Find what is holding you back and face your fear!
Once again, I'm not big on life or business philosophy, but I do value great, inspirational quotes.
Take a few of these on board with you and whatever your goals are in blogging, I hope you crush them.